6 fires over 100 acres still burning in Color Country, updates

Map derivative adapted from and courtesy of utahfireinfo.gov and Google Maps, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — Aggressive action from firefighters coupled with some precipitation and moderated weather patterns have allowed fire resources to make a great deal of progress in their efforts to contain and control fires within the Color Country Dispatch area.

Known fires in the Color Country fire area | Map courtesy of Color Country Interagency Fire Center
Known fires in the Color Country fire area | Map courtesy of Color Country Interagency Fire Center

Over the last few days more than 4000 lightning strikes have been recorded within the dispatch area.

Below is a list of fires and their status as of noon today.

Over 100 acres

  1. Bull Mountain—Contained. Fire size: 435 Acres
  2. Gulch—Contained. Fire size: 352 Acres
  3. Oak Patch—Contained and controlled. Fire size: 135 Acres
  4. Greek Peak—Part of the MGC Complex—Actively burning. Fire size to date: 671 Acres
  5. Scar—Contained and controlled. Fire size: 101 Acre
  6. Middle Ridge—Part of the MGC Complex—Actively Burning. Fire size to date:10,343 Acres.

Under 100 acres

  1. Wheeler—Contained controlled and out. Final fire size: 0.1 Acre
  2. Boon—Contained controlled and out. Final fire size: 0.1
  3. Spanish—Contained controlled and out. Final fire size:0.1
  4. East Side—Contained controlled and out. Final fire size: 0.1
  5. Cedar City Assist 01—Contained controlled and out. Final fire size: 0.1 Acre
  6. Lone—Contained and controlled. Final fire size: 0.1 Acre
  7. Black Spot—Contained and controlled. Final fire size: 0.1 Acre
  8. Modena—Contained controlled and out. Final fire size: 0.1 Acre
  9. Blue Spring—Contained controlled and out. Final fire size: 0.1 Acre
  10. Mud Springs—Contained controlled. Final fire size: 0.1 Acre
  11. Monument Peak—Contained controlled. Final fire size: 0.1 Acre
  12. Red Spring—Contained and controlled. Final fire size: 0.1 Acre
  13. Lake Hollow—Contained and controlled. Final fire size: 0.1 Acre
  14. Free Thought—Contained and controlled. Final fire size: 0.1 Acre
  15. Kitchen—Contained controlled and out. Final fire size: 0.1 Acre
  16. Savage Point—Monitor Status
  17. Puffer—Contained controlled and out. Final fire size: 0.1 Acre
  18. MM78 HWY89—Contained and controlled. Final fire size: 0.25 Acre
  19. Barracks—Contained and controlled. Final fire size: 0.1 Acre
  20. Harmony Contained controlled and out. Final fire size: 0.25 Acre
  21. Wolf Hole Spring—Contained controlled and out. Final fire size: 0.1 Acre
  22. Wolf Hole—Contained controlled and out. Final fire size: 0.1 Acre
  23. Lower Honeycomb—Contained controlled and out. Final fire size: 2 Acres
  24. Upper Honeycomb—Contained controlled and out. Final fire size: 3.5 Acres
  25. Manganese—Contained controlled and out. Final fire size: 1 Acre
  26. Eagle Ranch—Contained and controlled. Final fire size: 0.25 Acre
  27. Reservoir—Contained controlled and out. Final fire size: 0.25 Acre
  28. Mill Creek—Contained controlled and out. Final fire size: 0.1 Acre
  29. Jackson Wash—Contained controlled and out. Final fire size: 0.1 Acre
  30. Honeycomb 3—Contained controlled and out. Final fire size: 0.1 Acre
  31. Basin—Contained and controlled. Fire size: 68 Acres
  32. Border—Contained controlled and out. Final fire size: 0.25 Acre
  33. Honeycomb 4—Contained controlled and out. Final fire size: 0.1 Acre
  34. Ken Worth—Contained controlled and out. Final fire size: 0.1 Acre
  35. Plenty—Contained controlled and out. Final fire size: 0.25 Acre
  36. Five Mile—Monitor status
  37. Cliff Rose—Contained controlled and out. Final fire size: 0.1 Acre
  38. Crosby Pond—Monitor status. 1 Acre
  39. Sink Valley—Contained controlled and out. Final fire size: 0.1 Acre
  40. Burnt Flat—Contained controlled and out. Final fire size: 0.1 Acre
  41. Gum Hill—Contained controlled and out. Final fire size: 0.25 Acre
  42. Dry Creek—Contained controlled and out. Final fire size: 0.1 Acre
  43. Wolf—Monitor status
  44.  Horse Valley—Contained controlled and out. Final fire size: 0.1 Acre
  45. Slaughter Creek—Contained controlled and out. Final fire size: 0.1 Acre
  46. Elbow—Monitor status
  47. Death Valley—Monitor status

KEY:

  • Contained: A fire has had the entire perimeter worked by firefighters, and its forward spread has been halted.
  • Controlled: A fire has been mopped up and no longer deemed a threat.
  • Out: No smoke has been seen on the fire for a 24 hour period.
  • monitor status: Fires are usually located in terrain that is too dangerous for firefighters to access. Those fires are monitored by aircraft to ensure fire resources are aware of any fire activity.

Fire managers have released this information to keep the public informed, but have requested that the general public stay out of the areas where fires are burning for their own safety and to minimize the chance of people interfering with suppression operations.

Submitted by the Color Country Interagency Fire Center

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